Information Privacy and Surveillance
Information Privacy is a fundamental Human Right according to the United Nations. In this regard, people have a right to determine, who accesses their personal information, what uses their personal information is subjected to and how this information is shared (www.ohchr.org). Governments and concerned stakeholders have implemented various rules, regulations and policies geared towards protecting the privacy of information among users. Governments’ actions to ensure that the right of citizens to information privacy is not violated have been based on benefits such as reduction fraud, enhanced personal security and maintaining a sense of personhood (Merkow & Breithaupt, 2013).
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